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ALLO celebrates Sidney grand opening
ALLO celebrates Sidney grand opening

SIDNEY -- ALLO Fiber's presence became official Thursday with a grand opening at their new office.

LB 397 would bring state Game and Parks to Sidney

LB 397 would bring state Game and Parks to Sidney

Sen. Steve Erdman has introduced a bill that would relocate the Nebraska Department of Game and Parks to Sidney.

'CSI Myths vs. Facts' starts February 4

'CSI Myths vs. Facts' starts February 4

Learn the real processes behind crime scene investigation in this WNCC class starting Saturday. Learn "behind the scenes" facts of several crimes such as homicides, robberies, staged crime scenes and more.

Everyone’s a winner, few are satisfied: Why school improvement may vary under Gov. Pillen’s education overhaul

Everyone’s a winner, few are satisfied: Why school improvement may vary under Gov. Pillen’s education overhaul

'We appreciate the dialogue that he (Gov. Pillen) has established,' Strom said. 'It’s a very tough job to tweak that TEEOSA formula in a way that meets the needs of all school districts, and we understand that challenge.'

WNCC offers program on sign language

WNCC offers program on sign language

SIDNEY -- Western Nebraska Community College is offering a course on communicating with a hearing-impaired person.

NGPC celebrating 25th anniversary of Aquatic Habitat Program

NGPC celebrating 25th anniversary of Aquatic Habitat Program

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is celebrating 25 years of using permits for better habitat.

Elevate Community Conversations hosting event on 'The Invisible Injury'

Elevate Community Conversations hosting event on 'The Invisible Injury'

SIDNEY -- Elevate Community Conversations will be hosting a public event on the impact of traumatic brain injuries.

Chamber reviews 2022, plans for new year

Chamber reviews 2022, plans for new year

CHAPPELL -- The Chappell Chamber of Commerce held its first meeting of 2023 Wednesday. The February 1 meeting reviewed 2022 activities and highlighted plans for 2023.

Staff, students share vision of a new superintendent

Staff, students share vision of a new superintendent

Staff at Sidney Public Schools are seeking a new superintendent who is a communicator and an administrator.

New Kimball radio station launches with classic hits format

New Kimball radio station launches with classic hits format

Music from the 70's, 80's and 90's returned to the southern Nebraska panhandle when KIMB-FM took the air at 104.3 FM in the Kimball area at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Sidney High School releases Honor Roll

Sidney High School releases Honor Roll

SIDNEY --Sidney High School recently announced honor rolls for the first semester.

Water line break in West Sidney

Water line break in West Sidney

SIDNEY --City workers are busy on a water line break that occurred at about 21st Avenue and Illinois Street this afternoon.

Fair Board addressing details for 2023 events

Fair Board addressing details for 2023 events

SIDNEY -- The 2023 Cheyenne County Fair and Rodeo will include more events for children, including "mutton bustin'."

Chamber of Commerce celebrates successes

Chamber of Commerce celebrates successes

The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce celebrated a year of achievements Saturday.

Smoky skyline result of landfill controlled burn

Smoky skyline result of landfill controlled burn

SIDNEY -- Residents and commuters of the Sidney area may have seen smoke rise from the north side of Sidney Monday afternoon.

Logan County Fair and Rodeo set for July 27-Aug. 6

Logan County Fair and Rodeo set for July 27-Aug. 6

STERLING, Colo. -- The Logan County Fair is a few months away and already excitement is building.

Josh Turner headlining the 2023 Logan County Fair night show

Josh Turner headlining the 2023 Logan County Fair night show

Country music superstar Josh Turner will be taking center stage at the 2023 Logan County Fair Night Show on August 5.

Burn scheduled at Ash Hollow SHP on Jan. 31

Burn scheduled at Ash Hollow SHP on Jan. 31

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will burn tree and brush piles on the west side of Ash Hollow State Historical Park on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

Weather information: alerts, closings, and road conditions

Weather information: alerts, closings, and road conditions

Here's the latest winter weather information, including weather alerts, road conditions, and storm closings and cancellations.

Kimball man wins money, Blake Shelton tickets during Nexgen Blake Bucks giveaway

Kimball man wins money, Blake Shelton tickets during Nexgen Blake Bucks giveaway

Bill Hinton says he put down his birthday - May 26, 1965 - as a guess of how much money was in the clear cowboy hat inside a clear case, surrounded by a red velvet rope, at Nexgen Outfitters in Sidney on Saturday afternoon. 

Interstate closure results in stranded trucks

Interstate closure results in stranded trucks

Traffic lanes in south Sidney were overwhelmed with truck drivers as Interstate 80 westbound was closed due to weather and resulting accidents west of Sidney.

Panhandle schools opt for late starts and closures ahead of bitter cold a snow.

Panhandle schools opt for late starts and closures ahead of bitter cold a snow.

Several panhandle schools will start late Monday, a result of forecasts for 1-3 inches of snow a single digit high temperatures. Kimball Public Schools, Potter-Dix Public Schools and Bayard Public Schools will all start at 10:00 a.m. Monday while Bridgepo

UPDATE: Sidney woman found safe

UPDATE: Sidney woman found safe

Sidney -- Authorities are seeking a woman missing since about 2 p.m. today.

Scotts Bluff County receives several inches of snow

Scotts Bluff County receives several inches of snow

A couple of towns in Scotts Bluff County received multiple inches of snow.

Spring enrollment up at Chadron State

Spring enrollment up at Chadron State

Similar to last year, Chadron State College’s spring enrollment has increased from the previous spring.

Potter-Dix High School celebrates students of the month

Potter-Dix High School celebrates students of the month

POTTER -- The Potter-Dix Board of Education recently recognized the January Students of the Month. January Students of the Month are To be considered for student of the month recognition, a student must 1. Follow the Coyote Code (1. Be respectful, 2. Be r

'Protecting Your Place from Wildfires' workshop February 1

'Protecting Your Place from Wildfires' workshop February 1

SIDNEY-- Pheasants Forever is hosting a workshop titled "Protecting Your Place from Wildfire" at the South Platte Natural Resources Office on February 1. Preregister online at www.NebraskaPF.com.

Fortner chooses Naval Academy

Fortner chooses Naval Academy

Gabrielle Fortner had two options to consider: the United States Air Force Academy and the United State Naval Academy.

Sidney School Board selects new superintendent

Sidney School Board selects new superintendent

SIDNEY -- The Sidney School District Board of Education is negotiating with Andrew Farber of Fremont, Neb. to be the District's next superintendent. Farber is currently the superintendent of Louisville Public Schools.

Air Force releases proposed land acquisition map for Sentinel project

Air Force releases proposed land acquisition map for Sentinel project

The week that letters will arrive in the mailboxes of affected land owners, the United States Air Force has released a map that show the scope of the Sentinel Program.

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Chadron area

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Chadron area

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for northern Panhandle, Nebraska, and eastern Wyoming.

And the winner is...!

And the winner is...!

Cheyenne County Spelling Bee goes 13 rounds SIDNEY -- Twenty-eight spellers assembled at West Elementary School today in a contest for to determine the best speller.

Wind drifting county roads north of Potter, schools delay classes Thursday

Wind drifting county roads north of Potter, schools delay classes Thursday

POTTER -- Cheyenne County Sheriff Adam Frerichs is advising not to drive county roads north of Potter unless necessary. Frerichs contacted News Channel Nebraska this afternoon to report winds and snow have resulted in several roads north of Potter blown a

Historic Preservation Board awards signage grant

Historic Preservation Board awards signage grant

The Sidney Historic Preservation Board recently awarded a signage grant to Main Street Games. The signage grant funds are allocated through the City of Sidney's LB840 program.

WNCC trains for the Trades

WNCC trains for the Trades

Western Nebraska Community College is seeking to train for the trades. Part-time instructors are sought for the Sidney, Alliance, Chadron and Scottsbluff campuses.

13 Nebraska counties to see license plate duplicates

13 Nebraska counties to see license plate duplicates

There are 13 counties that will be hit by delayed shipments of 2023 license plates. 

Questions revived about whether Nebraska lawmaker lives in his district

Questions revived about whether Nebraska lawmaker lives in his district

State Sen. Tom Brewer serves northwest Nebraska but registered to vote in eastern Nebraska

City Council supports LB712

City Council supports LB712

City Council supports LB712
Bill could make funding available for growth related to missile project

Mysterious message airing over-and-over on 104.3 FM in Kimball area

Mysterious message airing over-and-over on 104.3 FM in Kimball area

If you've been scanning the dial of your radio lately, you might have noticed that the once weak and lethargic 104.3 FM signal is now coming through loud and clear.

Parts of southeast Gering to be designated for redevelopment

Parts of southeast Gering to be designated for redevelopment

The Gering City Council will be designating parts of southeast Gering as substandard and blighted and will be looking for ways to improve the area.

Chadron State announces international weekend Feb. 9-12

Chadron State announces international weekend Feb. 9-12

Two additional cultural events, Navajo poet Orlando White and African Soul International, have been scheduled to expand this year’s Chadron State College International Club’s Food Tasting Party into an international weekend.

Air Force town hall draws a large crowd as Kimball residents learn of real estate impacts of Sentinel Program

Air Force town hall draws a large crowd as Kimball residents learn of real estate impacts of Sentinel Program

KIMBALL, Neb.--The United States Air Force and Army Corp of Engineers were in Kimball on Tuesday night to shine a light on the real estate needs of the Sentinel Program that they hope to break ground on in the Fall of 2023. The Sentinel Program aims to up

Opinion: Walking the Walk

Opinion: Walking the Walk

Some stories just need to be told from the writer's pen. They are the tales that are best said when the reader can relate to the writer, even have an "Oh, really" moment recognizing he or she has human moments like everyone else.

Moving forward: allowing for grace to grieve

Moving forward: allowing for grace to grieve

SIDNEY -- A workshop is scheduled for Saturday, January 28, for those who are going through the grief of loss. Grace to Grieve is a one-day seminar to help people move through grief, according to presenter Andrea Waitley.

Snow removal a calculated effort

Snow removal a calculated effort

SIDNEY -- Sidney and much of the Panhandle was hit with three consecutive snow storms, resulting in big challenges for street maintenance departments. The Sidney street department attacks snow removal in three stages: emergency snow routes, secondary stre

Three arrested after two separate incidents in Kimball County

Three arrested after two separate incidents in Kimball County

The Nebraska State Patrol arrested three people in two separate drug-related incidents in Kimball County.

Bridgeport seeking new school superintendent

Bridgeport seeking new school superintendent

BRIDGEPORT -- The Bridgeport Board of Education is seeking a new superintendent.

Nexgen Outfitters Blake Bucks

Nexgen Outfitters Blake Bucks

Register to win premium seats to see Blake Shelton, Carly Pearce, and Jackson Dean at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.

Old West Balloon Fest to feature new event in 2023

Old West Balloon Fest to feature new event in 2023

The Old West Balloon Fest in Scottsbluff and Gering announced Monday a new event will begin the annual festival Aug. 7-12. 

911 maintenance to disrupt landline calls

911 maintenance to disrupt landline calls

Panhandle Alert announces maintenance to disrupt landline calls tonight.

City Council meets tonight

City Council meets tonight

The Sidney City Council meets 7 p.m. tonight at the council chambers in the City Building.

E3 group seeks 'Entrepreneurial Navigator'

E3 group seeks 'Entrepreneurial Navigator'

SIDNEY -- The Sidney E3 group is seeking a full-time employee to assist entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs.

US Air Force to host town halls in Kimball and Pine Bluffs

US Air Force to host town halls in Kimball and Pine Bluffs

The United States Air Force and Army Corps of Engineers will be Kimball on January 24th and Pine Bluffs on January 25th to talk about their plans to acquire real estate in the area for their upcoming missile silo modernization project.

Calving Workshop at Dawes County Fairgrounds on February 15th

Calving Workshop at Dawes County Fairgrounds on February 15th

Nebraska Extension is hosting a hands-on Calving Workshop featuring Becky Funk, DVM and Extension Specialist, and Lindsay Waechter-Mead, DVM and Extension Educator.

Oh, for a cup of cocoa

Oh, for a cup of cocoa

Conversations in the forest: A few weeks ago, a day and a lifetime ago, I was offered, or was it sent, on an adventure. It was an unexpected adventure in the hobbit sense of the word. Nothing led me to think such an adventure would happen until my

Bayard man charged for five-count indictment

Bayard man charged for five-count indictment

Crimes such as embezzlement and theft are being charged to a Bayard man in a five-count indictment.

Child pornography charge lands Minatare man over 12 years in prison

Child pornography charge lands Minatare man over 12 years in prison

A man from Minatare was sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison for a child pornography charge. 

Straight Talk from Steve: Passing the Rules

Straight Talk from Steve: Passing the Rules

Steve Erdman, District 47 Last week we passed the rules for the 108th Legislature. 44 Senators voted in favor of the rules.

AG Hilgers, statewide agencies promote human trafficking awareness in January

AG Hilgers, statewide agencies promote human trafficking awareness in January

Human Trafficking is defined as "the unlawful act of transporting or coercing people in order to benefit from their work or service."

Reimers named Panhandle Coop employee of the year

Reimers named Panhandle Coop employee of the year

GERING -- Panhandle Coop Association Board of Directors named Bryan Reimers, Dalton Location Manager, as the winner of the Roy Chelf Employee of the Year Award at the Panhandle Coop Association Annual Meeting held January 19.

'Snow Emergency' expires Friday night

'Snow Emergency' expires Friday night

SIDNEY -- Sidney's Snow Emergency is set to expire at 5 p.m. today. The Snow Emergency in Sidney will be lifted at 5pm today.

NSCS Board of Trustees approves CSC maintenance and repair expenditures

NSCS Board of Trustees approves CSC maintenance and repair expenditures

During its Jan. 12 meeting, the Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees approved $2 million for Chadron State College water and sewer system upgrades and $100,000 for emergency repair and eventual replacement of the Burkhiser Complex’s roof.

Video: Kids break in fresh snow by sledding Legion Park in Sidney

Video: Kids break in fresh snow by sledding Legion Park in Sidney

Several kids, enjoying their second-straight snow day from school, and their parents and grandparents hopped on their sleds and inner tubes for an afternoon of playing in the snow that measured 12 inches deep.

Roads reopen in Nebraska Panhandle, northeast Colorado after winter blast

Roads reopen in Nebraska Panhandle, northeast Colorado after winter blast

All roads that were closed in the Nebraska Panhandle and northeast Colorado have reopened, including Highway 30, Interstate 80 and Interstate 76. 

Nelnet announces staff reductions

Nelnet announces staff reductions

LINCOLN -- Nelnet student loan managing agency is looking to furlough or release up to 350 workers, the company announce Wednesday.